Ahead of the Universal Children's Day on 20 November, Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Dimitris Avramopoulos, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Vera Jourova, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, and Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Society and Digital Economy made the following statement:
To mark World Children’s Day, the Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to Sierra Leone, Tom Vens, and the UNICEF Country Representative, Dr Hamid El-Bashir Ibrahim, co-hosted an event on 20 November to underline the importance of building a better future for children.
The Government of Sierra Leone and the European Union (EU) on Monday, 20 November 2017 launched a four-year programme in support of the governance sector in the country, with a budget of €27 million. The programme inauguration was celebrated at an official ceremony at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development which also included the signature of a Technical Cooperation Facility of €4.5 million.
Under the European Union (EU) Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence (CoE) Initiative, Project 61 “SEACHEM - Sound management of chemicals and their associated wastes in Southeast Asia” undertook its first Fact Finding Visit to Brunei Darussalam on 20 November 2017.